His parents knew his potential as a violinist at an early age, even making him stop playing basketball for fear of him damaging his fingers. Tianyu Liu has followed through on his parents' belief, and calls on the technical approach of his home country of China, the focus on musicality from his time in America and the emotion of his audiences to inform his playing style.
Hear him perform the third movement from Bach’s Solo Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor and the first movement from Eugene Ysaye’s Solo Violin Sonata No. 4.
The 21-year old currently attends College of Charleston in South Carolina, and is a senior competitor in Menuhin Competition Richmond 2021. Visit vpm.org/menuhin for more information on the upcoming competition.